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Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
than a month. merrill newman is on a flight home. how did all this happen? abc's gloria riviera is on the story. >> reporter: after 42 days in detention in north korea, merrill newman is on his way home. >> i appreciate the tolerance the dprk has given for me to be on my way. the 85-year-old korean war veteran traveled to north korea as a tourist, sightseeing for ten days, before officials from the communist regime of kim jong-un pulled him off his return flight. he was accused of committing hostile acts during the korean war. later, he appeared on television, apparently reading from a confession. newman's ordeal comes as tensions run high in the region. the secretive regime may have subdued nuclear threats for now, but refuses to step down completely. newman was released because he apologized for his crimes. his age and his medical condition. >> i think everyone who has made this possible and given us the opportunity to have merrill come home. >> reporter: in seoul, south korea, joe biden praised the release. but also called for the return of kenneth bae, held for more than a y
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm EST
for his release. the state department joining in. tonight merrill newman is home. you can see the crowd surrounding him as he landed in california. abc's aditi roy tonight, from los angeles. >> reporter: merrill newman is home and free. >> good morning. i'm delighted to be home. >> reporter: the 85-year-old grandfather is back on american soil. just in time for the holidays, after being detained for 42 days in north korea. the retired finance executive was in the country for a ten day sight seeing trip but was pulled from his flight home by government officials held for hostile acts he allegedly committed there 60 years ago in the korean war. he apologized in this video confession released by the north korean government. >> there is misleading information and propaganda. >> reporter: throughout his captivity his family in california has pleaded for his safe return. sending him medication for a heart condition. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is, it will be resolved. very quickly. and that he can return and be at our table for the holidays. >> reporter: in the end, north k
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
-old merrill newman is seen on a video confessioner war crimes. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope waver that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited him on friday. the family is hoping to have him home before the new year. >>> a bizarre death between the broncos-chiefs game. the owner of an suv went to his car, there was a stranger sitting inside. when the stranger tried to run away, he collapsed or later died. he was not shot or stabbed. it will take an autopsy to find out what caused his death. >>> a show of support in the fight of hiv. the white house hung a giant symbolic red ribbon from the portico. >>> pope francis called on people to pray for people with hiv. he also asked for prayers for doctors and researchers working to wipe out that disease. >>> let's take a look at the weather across the nation. from the pacific northwest to the great lakes, plan of heavy wind and rain along with lots of snow. rain if the carolinas. otherwise, a dry day. >> temper
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 2:30am EST
videotape, captive american tourist merrill newman is seen for the first time in nearly five weeks. reading from an awkwardly phrased text, newman, an 85-year-old retire finance executive from california appears to be apologizing for what he calls hostile acts against the communist north koreans. >> that in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> newman had been an infantry officer, a soldier like the troops memallized here. a life long dream was to return to the hand he fought as a young man. this time on a sightseeing tour. >> reporter: they told reuters that a half century ago he helped to coordinate some of the most daring missions of the korean war. a conflict the north koreans see as ongoing since no peace treaty was ever signed. newman was about to return home when a government official took him off the plane without explanation. the united states has no official diplomatic relations with north korea, but swedish embassy officials visited newman and said he's in good health. this weekend, as vice president biden prepares for a trip to
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
-- with number one florida state. the loss ended ohio state's 24-game win streak. >>> and a smiling merrill newman is back home again in palo alto, california. the 85-year-old korean war veteran was freed by north korea after being detained there for more than a month. he arrived in san francisco saturday afternoon. the north koreans accused him of committing what they called hostile acts during the korean war. he was released after he made a public apology. >>> a memorial later today to honor actor paul walker at the site outside los angeles where the star of "the fast & furious" movies died in a car crash just over a week ago. hundreds of people are expected. a group organizing the event says that one of the cars that walker drove if the films will be at the memorial. filming on the seventh installment of that series has been put on hold now. >>> and a charity race in the south pole with britain's prince harry is being scaled back due to harsh weather conditions. imagine that in the south pole. organizers say they're suspending the competitive part of that trip. the trek itself will go on
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